Timpson rules course again

GLENDALE — Crescenta Valley High boys’ golfer Michael Timpson can do no wrong it seems when he’s playing a round at De Bell Golf Club in Burbank.

Things have routinely gone well for Timpson on the hillside course. He proved once again why he’s comfortable at that facility.

Timpson carded a two-under-par 69 on Thursday afternoon to secure medalist honors during the second Pacific League match of the season.

Crescenta Valley finished third in the four-team competition with a 397. Arcadia, the defending league champion, recorded a 371 to place first. Burbank took second (388) and Burroughs finished fourth (412).

Timpson, a senior and a reigning All-Area member, fired a five-under-par 66 to capture the 46th installment of the Burbank High Schools’ Invitational at De Bell Golf Club on March 17. He picked up where he had left off Thursday.

“He’s playing real well right now,” Crescenta Valley Coach John Pehar said. “He’s got the course knowledge, as all of them do.

“He’s playing better than he’s ever played. He wants to be the best in the league.”

Timpson certainly made a case for himself Thursday. And there’s additional good news for Timpson, as the next league match will be held Wednesday at De Bell Golf Club.

“Michael has been excelling in hitting the fairways and the greens,” said Pehar, who received a 79 from John Lee. “He plays the ball down the middle and he knows how to hit his shots.”

The Falcons got an 80 from Adrian Chia, an 83 from Jason Kim and an 86 from Nick Blackburn.

Pehar said he’s looking for the remainder of the Falcons to pick up the pace entering the final couple weeks of the regular season.

“I can’t fault them because they are trying,” said Pehar, whose team dropped to 10-7 and 8-3 in league. “They are trying their best, but things are just not clicking right now.

“I know that they are practicing. I just don’t know if they are spending enough time. It’s frustrating. I know that they want to play better. I know they are capable of shooting better scores.”


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